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Architecture Doctoral Program

Degree: Ph.D.
Duration (Years): 2 - 5
Medium of Instruction: English
Department: Department of Architecture       Faculty / School: Faculty of Architecture

Department of Architecture offers a learning environment with a contemporary approach to education for young people of diverse cultural backgrounds. The aim is to provide opportunities for future architects to be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills to cope with rapid global changes, to react rationally as well as creatively to contemporary issues in architecture, its problems and challenges, within an interdisciplinary approach to education through its distinguished academic infrastructure. The graduates are expected to contribute to the improvement of quality of life as dynamic individuals with a high sense of responsibility and leadership, capable of assuming central roles in teamwork -a global reality of our day.

With this vision, the Department of Architecture offers M.S., M.Arch. and PhD programs in Architecture to provide high quality service and research to the national and international community as being one of the leading candidate school of architecture within the region. The graduate programs in the Department of Architecture are accredited by Y.O.K (Higher Education Council in Turkey) and recognized by international academic associations such as European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE), European University Association and International Association of Universities.

The Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program in Architecture is a research–based program aimed at fundamental studies at the forefront of architecture and the built environment. It is designed to provide thorough training in the theory and practice of architecture and other related fields to architecture. Graduate students are required to take 8 (24 credit hours) courses and submit a Ph.D. Dissertation to complete the Ph.D. Program in Architecture.

Admission Requirements

The Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program in Architecture is a research–based program aimed at fundamental studies at the forefront of architecture and the built environment. It is designed to provide thorough training in the theory and practice of architecture and other related fields to architecture. Graduate students are required to take 8 (24 credit hours) courses and submit a Ph.D. Dissertation to complete the Ph.D. Program in Architecture.

The candidates for admission to the Doctoral (Ph.D.) Program in Architecture should have an M.S. in Architecture or an equivalent degree in a relevant discipline. The candidates must satisfy the requirements of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research of the university as well as the Departmental requirements. Candidates are required to apply to the Registrar’s Office by completing and submitting the Application Form for Graduate Studies’ attaching to it necessary documents specified in the application form within the dates of application announced.

Documents needed to apply to the programs offered by the Department of Architecture

In addition to the documents specified in the application form, the Department of Architecture also requires:

  • A Portfolio (Content of the Portfolio includes a few research and architectural projects produced in the undergraduate courses and other professional skills and performance),
  • A curriculum vitae (CV),
  • Reference Letter(s) or names,
  • A Copy of the Last Diploma,
  • A Transcript of master study,
  • A topic area description containing: a short literature review with references, a research problem, a research objective, a short description of methodology, selected bibliography,
  • Master thesis title and abstract,
  • Scientific publication (if any).

Research Interests

Architectural design, Architectural design theory, Architectural history, Architectural education, Architecture, Identity and N.Cyprus, Vernacular architecture, Tourism architecture, Housing design, Housing policies, Housing education, Architecture and the city, Urban representation, Urban culture, Architecture and politics, Cultural heritage, Restoration, Building and urban conservation, Urban design (theory & education), Urban regeneration & revitalization, Sustainability, Environmental conservation, Open building design, Green architecture, Intelligent building design, Construction, Structure and architecture, Earthquake, Materials and architecture, Construction management, Risk management, Environmental control, Environmental issues, Integration of building systems, Interior design, Furniture design, Lighting and colour theory in design, Acoustics, Environmental control in interior design, Renovation, Human behaviour in interior space, Design for disabled.

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1049
Fax: +90 392 630 2365
E-mail: arch@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://arch.emu.edu.tr